BB Biotech (BION)

Business description

BION is a Switzerland-domiciled investment company, targeting attractive long-term returns from predominantly mid-/large-cap biotech companies with established product portfolios (sales and earnings) and promising pipeline candidates. It is benchmarked against the NASDAQ Biotech Index, but is managed bottom-up with a concentrated 20-35 stock portfolio.

Stock data

Market cap.CHF3307.4m
Last closeCHF59.70
High / Low (52 weeks)CHF62.1 / CHF44.5
Stock market listingSW, IM
Forecast net debt (m)N/A
Forecast gearing ratio (%)N/A
TeamInvestment Companies
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Company news

Bb Biotech Ag Buys AveXis Inc, Sells Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc, Puma ...

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 15:33:45 GMT

Bb Biotech Ag Increases Its Holdings in Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AGIO) Stock

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 19:18:45 GMT

Bb Biotech Ag Modifies Its Position in Juno Therapeutics, Inc. (JUNO) Stock

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 19:18:45 GMT

Bb Biotech Ag Modifies Its Stake in TESARO, Inc. (TSRO) Last Quarter

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 19:18:45 GMT

Bb Biotech Ag Marginally Raises Its Investment in Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc ...

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 19:07:30 GMT

Investment summary

BB Biotech (BION) is a long-established investor in biotech innovation, offering access to a concentrated portfolio of c 30 companies covering a range of therapeutic areas. It seeks to provide long-term capital growth, but also offers a yield of c 5% as a result of a capital distribution policy adopted in 2012. Performance has been strong both over the long term and more recently, with the fund ranking first among peers (in Swiss franc terms) over one and five years, and also outperforming the benchmark NASDAQ Biotechnology Index over one, three, five and 10 years. Although biotech and healthcare stocks may continue to see some near-term share price volatility as the direction of US policy becomes clearer, BION’s managers point to lower-than-average biotech valuations as a source of support.

Last updated on 27/02/2017

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Key management

Prof. Dr. Thomas Szucs, Chairman
Daniel Koller, Head of Management Team
Claude Mikkelsen, Director of IR
Dr. Silvia Schanz , Investor Relations

Company address

Seestrasse 16
Postfach
8700 Kusnacht / Zurich
Germany
+41 44 267 67 00
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